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Christmas letter

I find that Christmas is the time that I look back on the good things in life.  Instead of at the end of the year when I look at what I’d like to change for the coming year, Christmas is when I reflect on the good.  On what God has done for me and my family.

My boys are always a constant reminder of God’s love for me.  They constantly challenge amaze me.   The way they grow and learn and accept life is a lesson to me.  I love how the need me.  Making me realize that I’m the mom that was chosen for them.  I’m so thankful that this year I could leave work earlier so that I could spend more time with the boys.

The boys have grown a lot and by that I don’t mean all the extra bigger clothes I have needed to buy.  Quintus has done so much better in school this year.  He has put in a lot of work even though some times I think he may have been upset that I have pushed him to do so.  He had a lovely teacher, who I can only be thankful for.  She really helped make this year a special one for him.  He loved his rugby as he always does.  He had a great boost in confidence when he couldn’t play one game and the coaches almost begged me to let him play, as they missed him in the team.

Jay loves school.  He adjusted, well actually I can’t even say adjusted well.  He just loved school as though he has always been there.  He was lucky enough to be in the same class as all his pre-school friends and with his very special teacher, he was as happy little boy as could be.  I love how he doesn’t really have issues.  He played rugby and even though it’s not his passion, he still loved it.  Love us supporting him and loved looking at the photos afterwards….ahhh…like his mom 😉  He made a couple of boy friends and I was happy about that.  Having had only girl friends in pre–school (by default seen that the school only had girls – except for 2 other boys who were much older and much younger than him). 

Sweet thing is how my boys still share a bed.  Even though they go to sleep in their own beds at night, they wake up in one bed 90% of the time.

Zander … well Zander is Zander.  He can go from happy to toddler in 2.3 seconds.  He is cute, SO cute.  He has us all wrapped around all 10 fingers.  He started going to a daymom twice a week and mostly loved it there.  He would always ask to go to his friends and then cry when I drop him off, making mornings really tough on his mom some days.   He is still warming up our bed at night.  That will probably change this coming year and I’m enjoying the last months of that.  He loves his brothers and it’s adorable how he calls Jason JJ.  They do seem to have a sweet bond at the moment.

Tommie and I survived celebrated our 10 year anniversary.  Who knew we could 🙂  I don’t think anyone can believe that we are still together.  Some days are really good 🙂

My business has grown to such proportions that I can almost not cope with all my work.  This is where I’m also thankful for our office manager secretary.She helps out SO much.  I could very well be lost if it wasn’t for her.  

Two big things I’m thankful for are my mom and dad.  My mom, as I have said before, cannot be thanked just like this.  What she does for me and my boys cannot be measured.  My dad, well it’s juts amazing to work with him.  I don’t think anyone can say that they have worked with someone for 8 years and not once had a fall-out.  I can say that about my dad.  He is a very special man.

I could go on and on but I do think I’ll be able to write a book.  One thing that makes me real sad, is my granddad not being here for this Christmas.  I do feel thankful that he is with my Gran for Christmas.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

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8 responses

  1. Tara

    Dear Mel,
    first of all, Have a very merry Christmas and blessed Holidays! This time of year is a time of reflection for me too. It is so easy to just look at the bad stuff, so I enjoy seeing someone else looking back and being thankful for what we have.
    But I also can’t let go of the humour. 😉
    The following is a ‘letter’ I wrote a few years ago, after an example I saw somewhere (so not all credit goes to me):

    Dear Santa:

    I have been a good mom all year. I have fed, cleaned, and cuddled my daughter on demand, picked her up from school nearly every day so she feels and is safe, retrieved my own clothes from her room countless times even though her own closet runs over with brand name stuff, and managed to keep a straight face when I was faced with a messy room you could barely open the door. I cleaned a kitchen with butter smeared on the floor, the cupboard and the fridge, cereal everywhere after my daughter had made rice crispiesquares and then simply left. I was hoping you could spread my list out over several Christmases, since I have to type this letter really fast, while my food is reheating in the microwave, and who knows whether I’ll find free time again while my daughter is a teenager.
    Here are my Christmas wishes:

    I would like to have enough time in the morning to finish my coffee before it gets cold, between making breakfast for my family and making their lunches before they leave for the day. I would also love to have the time to brush my teeth and brush my hair in the same morning. And would a shower be too much to ask?
    Time enough to finish a meal as long as it is hot would be an absolute treat.
    A CD with a chant of ‘do not eat while on the computer’,’clean up your room’ , ‘do your homework first’ would be neat, too.

    For the bathroom I would like a fingerprintproof mirror, and same goes for glass shower doors.
    I’d also like a waist, since I lost mine sometime during my pregnancy.
    And what about declaring chocolate, chips and dip, and fast foods to vegetables? that would make my life much easier, and ease my conscience.

    Would it be too much trouble to convince my daughter to actually listen to me and say: Yes, Mom? – At least once in a while?
    Well, Santa, the microwave is ringing, and I need to eat my lunch – I need to start cooking dinner in 10 minutes.
    Be careful out there,and have a nice trip. Have a hot chocolate before you leave – microwave your mug for 66 seconds – so you do not catch the flu. The cookies on the red plate are for you. But do not touch the chocolate on the white plate – it is mine.

    Big Hug, Yours…Mom.

    Following all this, I would like to add:
    I wish you not just a merry Christmas.
    I wish you time,
    time to spend with your family.
    I wish you strength,
    to overcome whatever is coming your way.
    I wish you health.
    I wish you love.

    Blessed be.

    December 25, 2008 at 9:40 am

  2. Merry Christmas to you, you have an amazing family and I love to pop over to your blog to catch up.
    Be safe and all the best for 2009.

    December 25, 2008 at 10:55 am

  3. Mel,

    Merry Christmas to you and all your “men”! I have so enjoyed getting to know you through your blog. You are an awesome Mom and your family is so cute!

    I look forward to following all of your new adventures in 2009!

    Happy Holidays from the Werners in Kansas, USA!

    Maureen

    December 25, 2008 at 7:41 pm

  4. my3boysandi

    Let me say again how much I LOVE those photos of your boys

    God is good isnt he 🙂

    WTG Quintus I hope he keeps it up 🙂

    Probably helps that Jay had Quintus already at school 🙂 I hope continues to love school.

    such special brothers

    Zander is a darling. Something that helped us get Our Little Man into his own bed and learning to fall asleep on his own are glow sticks.

    Focus on the good times that you and Tommie have. My prayers are with you on the not so good days

    bless your office manger and Im pleased your business is so successful

    Bless your mom and dad. They are WONDERFUL 🙂
    I love the way they LOVE thier grandchildren

    Merry Christmas to you and yours my dear friend
    Jen

    December 25, 2008 at 8:55 pm

  5. Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2008 at 9:00 pm

  6. Merry Christmas Mel. You do have a lot of good in your life. I like how you never forget that 🙂

    Hope you had a wonderful day today!

    December 25, 2008 at 9:53 pm

  7. Wenchy

    Did you get your gift?

    I love you

    December 25, 2008 at 11:37 pm

  8. What a stunning letter! Merry Christmas!

    December 26, 2008 at 7:40 am

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